Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
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Dario Alioto Leads After WSOPE Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Day 1

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Dario Alioto
Dario Alioto

After 15 levels on Day 1 of Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better it is Italian Dario Alioto who leads,

A richly talented field of players came together, with the event gaining 92 entries overall, creating a prize pool of just over €132,000. The payouts were confirmed today, with 14 players guaranteed a min-cash of €2,452. First prize in this event will be €39,289 and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Alioto is the overwhelming chip leader, with his nearest competitor almost 250,000 chips behind him. Here are the standings at the end of Day 1:

TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Artur SojkaPoland192,000
12Igor SharaskinRussia94,000
14Divanshu KhuranaIndia91,000
16Siarhei ChudapalBelarus53,000
17Mike LeahCanada129,000
18Chris FergusonUnited States157,000
21Sebastian LangrockGermany35,000
23Tobias HausenGermany97,000
24Fabio EspositoUnited Kingdom68,000
26Christopher BackCanada224,000
27John RacenerUnited States202,000
28Phil HellmuthUnited States80,000
31Rex ClinkscalesUnited States104,000
32Ismael BojangAustria100,000
33Dario AliotoItaly518,000
34Eldert SoerNetherlands188,000
36Viatcheslav OrtynskiyRussia154,000
38Stanislav WrightUkraine275,000

The big names were out in force early on, with the likes of Eli Elezra, Roland Israelashvili, Jeff Lisandro, Ryan Hughes, Andreas Klatt, and Anthony Zinno all in attendance.

Two-time WSOPE 2017 final tablist Georgios Koliofotis was the one setting the pace early on, racing into a chip leader, but it was POY contender Ryan Hughes who matched him all the way.

Phil Hellmuth, Felipe Ramos and Mike Leah all joined the field shortly before the dinner break, when registration closed and the final field of 92 was confirmed.

Just under 50 players returned from dinner, and a steady stream of players headed to the exit.

Allen Kessler, fresh from his second place finish at this year's WSOPE, was the beneficiary of triple-ups on three separate occasions as he stuck around in the tournament, while it was Dario Alioto who eliminated two players to soar to the top of the leaderboards with a stack of just over 500,000.

Alioto would stick around at the top of the counts over the course of the final few levels, to lead the final 18 into Day 2.

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Chip Counts End of Day 1 (Completo)

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Dario Alioto it 518,000 28,000
Stanislav Wright UA 275,000 37,000
Christopher Back ca 224,000 19,000
John Racener us 202,000 97,000
Artur Sojka PL 192,000 2,000
Eldert Soer NL 188,000 188,000
Chris Ferguson us 157,000 -83,000
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 154,000 49,000
Mike Leah ca 129,000 57,000
Rex Clinkscales us 104,000 -26,000
Ismael Bojang at 100,000 -10,000
Tobias Hausen de 97,000 29,000
Igor Sharaskin ru 94,000 9,000
Divanshu Khurana IN 91,000 26,000
Phil Hellmuth us 80,000 -15,000
Fabio Esposito GB 68,000 20,000
Siarhei Chudapal by 53,000 3,000
Sebastian Langrock de 35,000 -12,000

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Two-Tabling Bojang Doubles Up

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Ismael Bojang
Ismael Bojang

Ismael Bojang has gamely been two-tabling the COLOSSUS's final flight and the Omaha Hi-Lo and his persistence has finally paid off.

Bojang got it in against chip leader Dario Alioto holding {a-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Clubs} against the Italian's {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} giving BOjang a wheel, good enough for the hi and the low.

"That's me?" said Bojang, and once he had ascertained that he was indeed going to double up, he left the table and dashed back over to his COLOSSUS table.

Dario Alioto it 490,000 -10,000
Ismael Bojang at 110,000 65,000

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Double Elimination; Alioto Up Over 500k

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Dario Alioto
Dario Alioto

Aaron Duczak raised and Dario Alioto called. Eldert Soer then three-bet all in for his last 35,000. Duczak four-bet all in for just over 100,000 and Alioto called putting two players at risk.

Dario Alioto: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{a-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Eldert Soer: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}
Aaron Duczak: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Clubs} giving Alioto top full house and eliminating two players.

Dario Alioto it 500,000 220,000
Eldert Soer NL Eliminado
Aaron Duczak ca Eliminado

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Kessler Triples Up

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Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler

Ljubo Lojoc raised to 14,000 and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy called. Allen Kessler moved all in for 24,000 in the small blind. Lojoc then four-bet all in and Ortynskiy called putting two players at risk.

Allen Kessler: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy: {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Ljubo Lojoc: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}, with Kessler calling for a King. The turn was the {9-Hearts} but the river was the {k-Clubs} meaning for the third time in this tournament Kessler triple dup, with Lojoc taking down the small side pot to be left with ten big blinds.

"He might have missed the last one," said tablemate Dario Alioto, "But this is his event!"

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 105,000 -145,000
Allen Kessler us 76,000 47,000
Ljubo Lojoc CZ 40,000 6,000

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Ferguson "Gets Lucky"

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With a fair amount of chips in the middle already and on an {8-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} board, Chris Ferguson moved all in and Siarhei Chudapal called.

Ferguson showed {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for a rivered set of fives plus the nut low. "You got lucky," said Chudapal, showing {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a pair of sixes and the nut low. Chudapal got quartered with Ferguson moving well over 200,000.

Meanwhile Georgios Koliofotis became the latest elimination.

Chris Ferguson us 240,000 61,000
Siarhei Chudapal by 50,000 -25,000
Georgios Koliofotis de Eliminado

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Updated Chip Counts (Completo)

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Dario Alioto it 280,000 25,000
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 250,000 165,000
Stanislav Wright UA 238,000 113,000
Christopher Back ca 205,000 50,000
Artur Sojka PL 190,000 -20,000
Eldert Soer NL 190,000 -40,000
Chris Ferguson us 179,000 -21,000
Aaron Duczak ca 170,000 80,000
Rex Clinkscales us 130,000 80,000
John Racener us 105,000 5,000
Phil Hellmuth us 95,000 42,000
Igor Sharaskin ru 85,000 -10,000
Siarhei Chudapal by 75,000 6,000
Mike Leah ca 72,000
Tobias Hausen de 68,000 13,000
Divanshu Khurana IN 65,000 -45,000
Fabio Esposito GB 48,000 1,000
Sebastian Langrock de 47,000 5,000
Ismael Bojang at 45,000 -9,000
Georgios Koliofotis de 34,000 4,000
Ljubo Lojoc CZ 34,000 -3,000
Anthony Zinno us 30,000 -25,000
Allen Kessler us 29,000 -18,000

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